first off, I know I don't visit regularly like I used to do but I'm still amazed by some of the excellent stuff that's being published here. I also discovered the Gallery thread
and I must admit that I am not at all impressed. I love the idea behind it but I think it missed it's point because as it stands now I don't think that thread adds value to the forum. It's just a thread full of pictures, that you can also find in people's personal threads spread around the forum.
Wouldn't it be better to have a seperate gallery sub-forum (under gallery, next to scenery and miniatures) where everybody can start his or her 'show us your ...' thread, like on other forums (examples here and here
). So we would have different threads such as 'show us your dwarf treasure hunters', 'orcs', 'reiklanders', 'marienburgers', 'hired swords', 'ogre bodyguards' 'stage coaches', etc.
The rules would be the same: no comments, finished works only and stick to the theme. but this way there would be an easily accesable forum for quick reference. If you're looking for inspiration for something that doesn't have a thread yet you can ask people to show their works by starting a new 'show us your..'
that's my suggestion, now shoot